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Report: Braves outfielder Justin Upton 'will be moved'
by Sean d'Oliveira |

The Braves are looking to trade outfielder Justin Upton, and sources have indicated it’s only a matter of time before he is dealt.

“Justin Upton will be moved,” said another team executive, per the New York Post.

However, if any team is going to trade for Upton, the price will not be cheap. Reports have shown the Braves are asking for more in return than what they received for Jason Heyward.

Upton will make $14.5 million in 2015 and then become a free agent. In 2014, Upton hit .270 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI.

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Rangers' Yu Darvish will have an MRI on injured elbow next week
by Igor Mello |

The Rangers have pushed back the date of starting pitcher Yu Darvish's MRI on his right elbow to next week, according to the Dallas Morning News. Darvish is expected to start a throwing program in December, depending on the results of that exam. 

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Report: Braves, Padres top suitors for Cuban slugger Tomas
by Marty Gitlin |

The Braves and Padres have emerged as top candidates to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, sources have told Officials from both teams are expected to meet with him this season.

Sources have also told that Tomas is currently considering offers and that his representatives are mulling over the possibility of attending the Winter Meetings in San Diego in early December. Tomas is reportedly seeking a deal running between 5-7 years for about $15 million a year.

The 24-year-old Thomas, who left Cuba last summer, held a showcase for major league scouts in September and private workouts for several clubs. He totaled 30 home runs and 104 RBI in 205 games in Cuba, but never played more than 69 games in a season.

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Report: Reds considering dealing high-priced veterans
by Marty Gitlin |

The Reds are considering lowering their payroll by trading top position players, including slugging outfielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The team has made no secret of its desire to give up one of its starting pitchers, including premier talents such as Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos. But the Reds are also discussing possible swaps involving two-time All-Star right fielder Jay Bruce, major league sources have told Rosenthal.

The Reds have $75.5 million committed in 2015 and could try to vault back into playoff contention behind a healthy Joey Votto and Bruce. But it might not be a viable financial option. They spent $114 million on payroll last year and are projected to be at $120 million next season. Trading Bruce and one starting pitcher would reduce that figure significantly - Bruce alone will be owed $12 million.

One problem with that tactic is that the Reds would be trading an undervalued Bruce coming off a poor season in which he batted .217 with 18 home runs. However, the power-desperate Padres are reportedly inteterested in obtaining Bruce.

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Rays finalize 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik |

The Rays have finalized the 40-man roster on Thursday.

The team designated Cole Figueroa, Michael Kohn and Jose Molina for assignment, freeing up space on the roster. The team then added Matt AndrieseRyan Brett , Grayson Garvin, Mikie Mahtook  and Justin O’Conner to the 40-man roster. 

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Rays send Joel Peralta to Dodgers
by Chris Cwik |

The Rays and Dodgers made a four player deal on Thursday in order to finalize 40-man rosters.

Tampa Bay is receiving pitcher Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. Los Angeles will receive Joel Peralta and pitcher Adam Liberatore . Peralta is the most well-known of the bunch. The 10-year veteran posted a 4.41 ERA over 63 1/3 innings with the Rays last year. 

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Angels designate Alfredo Marte for assignment
by Chris Cwik |

The Angels have designated outfielder Alfredo Marte for assignment on Thursday.

The team claimed Marte off waivers from the D-Backs in October. He appeared in 44 major-league games last season, hitting .170 over 106 at-bats. 

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Rangers shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik |

The Rangers have made changes to the 40-man roster.

The team purchased the contracts of Jorge Alfaro , Hanser Alberto, Jerad Eickhoff and Luke Jackson . All four players will now be protected from the Rule 5 draft. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated outfielder Jim Adduci for assignment. 

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Astros add Michael Feliz to 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik |

The Astros have added pitcher Michael Feliz to the 40-man roster.

The 21-year-old Feliz was a late addition to the roster. He posted a 4.03 ERA over 102 2/3 innings at Class A last season. Feliz struck out 111 batters.

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Angels acquire Daniel Robertson from Rangers
by Chris Cwik |

The Angels have acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.

The 29-year-old got a taste of the majors last season. He hit .271/.333/.333 over 177 at-bats with Texas. 

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